August 3rd to 5th Lakes Oahe/Sharpe, Pierre SD Fishing Report
Normally I think of August as stable but hot weather but we just got a couple of real windy days blowing in with gusts of 50 mph and sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph. Friday and Sat making the family I guided really work for their fish. I guided the Bob and Susan Snyder family along with two of their boys on Oahe to possession limits of walleye, some Northern pike and some smallmouth bass. A really nice family from the Omaha area. In spite of the wind ( A family of real troopers) we caught all there fish with 2 fish over 23 inches and another 20 incher along with 32 eaters and throwing back many smaller fish. They enjoyed fish for supper with a nice batch to take home. We caught all of these fish from the Spring/Cow Creek area of Oahe fishing in around 28 to 30 fow with both spinner/crawler/gulp rigs to spinner/plain hook/crawler rigs with bottom bouncers (3 oz's in the wind) The bite on Lake Oahe remains excellent with most boats limiting out but maybe not being as selective as summer winds down. There are still plenty of big fish over 20 inches being caught but it is harder to put the 18 to 19 inch fish in the boat. Lake Sharpe is good but can be spotty with days when the corps run's the current either too fast or too slow. There is also a lot of bait right around the Pierre area so they have plenty to eat. I was surprised the last time I fished on Sharpe catching some real quality walleye with several over 20 inch fish. We did not get numbers however. The Salmon bite is still poor but I do hear of an occasional 2 to 3 fish catch coming in. For the most part Salmon fishing is still very hard fishing. The bite is numbers for walleye all the way up the system with all ways working to catch the fish but you have to go threw lot's of smaller fish to get quality stringers.
Last edited by fishinghutch; 08-05-2012 at 04:17 PM.